Friday Seminar – “Cellular signaling during plant reproduction” with Professor Ueli Grossniklaus

Our Friday Seminar on 2nd December at 11:30am is Cellular signaling during plant reproduction with Professor Ueli Grossniklaus, University of Zürich

Location: Merton Auditorium and Zoom
(No registration is required to attend in person. If you are attending via Zoom, please register at

Speaker: Professor Ueli Grossniklaus, University of Zürich Grossniklaus’s group

Host: Lars Østergaard

About: Professor Ueli Grossniklaus investigates the genetic basis of plant reproduction, covering molecular, epigenetic and evolutionary aspects, and aims at engineering apomixis – the asexual reproduction through seeds – in crop plants. 

Research interests:

Research in Grossniklaus laboratory centers on the developmental genetics of plant reproduction. We are interested in both sexual reproduction and apomixis, a form of asexual reproduction through seeds. We use genetic and molecular approaches to identify genes controlling the underlying developmental processes using Arabidopsis thaliana and maize as model systems. Our studies have shown that both genetic and epigenetic mechanisms play a key role in plant reproduction. The long term goal of our research is to elucidate the role of positional information, cell lineage, cell-cell communication and epigenetic regulation of gene expression in plant morphogenesis and cellular differentiation.

  • Sexual Reproduction
  • Maternal Effects
  • Epigenetic Mechanisms
  • Apomixis

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